Grocers, union back at negotiating table

By: KKCO Email
By: KKCO Email

Local grocers and union representatives are back at the negotiating table today trying to come to an agreement about a new contract.

United Food and Commercial Workers Union Local 7 represents about 17,000 workers at Safeway, King Soopers and Albertsons, who all have been negotiating separately with the union to replace contracts that expired May 9.

Safeway and workers earlier agreed to a second contract extension that expires June 15. King Soopers and Albertsons workers don't have a contract.

The companies and the union have disagreed on wages, pension benefits and a system that offers less pay and benefits for newer employees.

King Soopers and Safeway have been seeking potential temporary workers, in case of a strike or lockout.

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  • by Gary Location: Grand Junction on Jun 4, 2009 at 10:56 AM
    With the economy the way it is today, the workers should feel dam lucky they have a job and deal with it at a later date. I worked union for 22 years and it isn't always what it is cracked up to be.
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